|1. Clip a patch of calf tail, clean the fuzz and even the tips in a stacker. Measure
the tips to be 1/2 the shank length and tie down about 1/4 the length behind the eye.
|2. Use thread wraps to bring the calf hair upright with 10 turns up the wingpost at
the base and back to the bottom. Clip the wingpost butt ends and secure with thread wraps.
|3. Tie in the body yarn and an antron yarn rib at the end of the butts. Secure both of
the yarns with thread wraps to the hook bend forming an even underbody.
|4. Bring the thread back to the wingpost base. Twist the body yarn and wrap
back to the wingpost forming a segmented body. Tie off at the wingpost.
|5. Wrap the antron yarn ribbing forward between the segments. Secure the ribbing
in front of the body but do not clip.
|6. Tie in a pair
of Mottled Turkey Feather segments at the base of the wingpost.
|7. Clip 2 sets of 3-4 Pheasant Tail fibers
and knot them near the ends. Tie one leg on each side of the hook shank behind the wing post.
a grizzly Hackle with the fibers 2x the hook gap and attach the hackles by the butt ends behind the
wingpost with the dull side down.
|9. Wrap the antron yarn around the wingpost to build up a thorax and secure
on front of the wingpost with two wraps.
|10. Wind the hackle counterclockwise 5-6 turns around the wingpost going
down the wingpost each turn. Tie off the hackle tip in front of the wingpost and clip. Holding the
hackle fibers back, wrap the untwisted yarn forward to the hook eye.
|11. Tie off and clip the antron yarn. Create a thread head and whip finish.
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